Farm and Chef, Wayne County’s Local Food Festival, Returns on October 2

August 17, 2022

HONESDALE – SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support), Wayne County Grown, and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) are pleased to announce the return of Farm and Chef on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 12:30PM to 4PM at the Cooperage in Honesdale ( 

Local farm-fresh food from Wayne County farmers will be prepared by the region’s finest chefs. Local craft beverages and goods from local artisan vendors will be available for purchase; and there will be an old-fashioned pie auction and basket raffle featuring local and donated agriculture and sustainability items. 

“People loved this Farm & Chef harvest celebration, which was held annually prior to the pandemic, and so it’s great to bring it back this fall to be held again at The Cooperage,” said Jane Bollinger, former SEEDS board member and former co-chair of Wayne County Grown (WCG). “We’re thrilled to welcome a number of new chefs to our roster of returning chefs who helped establish this popular community event. And the best thing? SEEDS, WCG, and PASA are all working together toward building a more sustainable regional food system that supports our farmers for the future. Won’t you join us for this joint fundraiser to support our mission?”

Featured chefs and restaurants include: Caleb Johnson of Native Food & Drink; Ben Cooper of Here & Now Brewing Company; Josh Tomson of The Lodge at Woodloch; Kate Woerhle of The Settlers Inn; Joseph Infante of Tick Tocks on Terrace; Donna Fitzgerald Vannan of Maximum Zen; and Laurie Perri of The Mustard Seed Cafe. 

This is a ticketed event and tickets are required to be pre-purchased as they are expected to sell out quickly. Tickets cost $40 and will be available for purchase at the Hawley and Wayne County Farmers Markets, all 7 participating restaurants, online at, or by calling Jane at (570) 253-5711. Proceeds from the event benefit SEEDS, Wayne County Grown, and PASA. 

SEEDS is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, promoting renewable energy and sustainable living in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware region. Its goals include improving the health of our environment and local economy through energy efficiency and sustainability practices, such as energy conservation, healthy local food, and recycling. For more information about SEEDS, visit